The Miami Dolphins' disappointing 2016 season is in the books, and it resulted in just six wins.
The Dolphins will be watching the playoffs from home for the seventh straight year, but they did get some production from their rookie class. ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper provided his end-of-the-season grades for first-year players on Wednesday.
Here is how Miami fared:
Kiper’s post-draft grade: B
Kiper’s post-season grade: C-plus
Analysis: Kiper was pretty high on Miami’s draft last year, and particularly first-round pick and wide receiver DeVante Parker. However, Parker’s recurring foot injury prevented him from showing much in the first half of the season. He had his best moments in the final six weeks, which offers hope for the future. The rest of the draft still has question marks. Second-round pick Jordan Phillips had some moments at defensive tackle, but he still has a lot to prove in Year 2 if he wants to be a full-time starter opposite Ndamukong Suh. Rookie guard/center Jamil Douglas had some shaky moments playing two positions, and running back Jay Ajayi tailed off after an initial burst coming off the reserve/injured list. Cornerback Bobby McCain showed confidence but appears better suited as a backup off the bench playing in the nickel early in his career. Tony Lippett remains a raw prospect who got a look late in the season.